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A mole inside corporate America since the days when greed was good, Stanley Bing has followed and chronicled business life, in Esquire and Fortune magazines. Now the anthropologist of corporate culture and satirist of corporate greed has written his first novel, Lloyd: What Happened.
Lloyd shows readers one year in the life of an upwardly mobile executive for whom pain and gain go side-by-side. He is a decent man with a wife and children as well as a mid-six-figure income, which may sound great, but it means only that he has to work harder every day just to stay where he is.
Approaching the millennium, in the era of global consolidation, his corporation is near the launch of the most audacious transaction in the history of capitalism. It's been nicknamed the "Moby Deal," and Lloyd is in charge of putting it all together, an assignment he fittingly receives early one morning while nursing a hangover.
Although Lloyd appears to be perfectly suited for this task, the question still remains: Can Lloyd achieve productivity? Can he get lean without being mean? Can he inspire increasingly greater numbers of people to do more for less while he himself does less for more?
Supplemented with color bar graphs, pie charts, diagrams, and illustrated flourishes, which add a deeper understanding and more laughs to Lloyd's every professional and personal crisis, Stanley Bing's story will make readers laugh — and cringe with recognition of every character and situation.